NEW PORT RICHEY
Principal chosen for Mittye P. Locke
Adam Wolin, assistant principal at Seven Springs Elementary School since 2006, is Pasco County superintendent Heather Fiorentino's pick to lead Mittye P. Locke Elementary School. Wolin will replace Tammy Berryhill, who is transferring to the principal post at Schrader Elementary after longtime principal Mary Ellen Stelnicki retires. The moves take effect in early December. Wolin, 32, has taught in Pasco County schools since 2001. Trained in special education, he figured he'd be a good fit for Mittye P. Locke, which has a large population in exceptional student education. He said he looked forward to continuing the school's tradition of academic and behavior excellence with the staff and students there. "I love working with children. I love the challenge of it. And I love seeing the successes that kids make," said Wolin, who had not applied to be a principal before this job opened. "I am very excited for the opportunity."
NEW PORT RICHEY
Traffic stop reveals stolen GPS units
Three people were arrested Tuesday after deputies found numerous GPS units and radar detectors in their truck during a traffic stop. Deputies also found needles, spoons and a glass pipe in the 2006 Dodge pickup, according to arrest reports. The truck was pulled over on Little Road near Fox Hollow Drive after striking a median several times, the reports say. The deputy noticed an odor of marijuana, and a search of the truck turned up the stolen items. The defendants, the report says, said they had been driving around neighborhoods "carhopping" in unlocked cars. Sierra Rhonda Edwards, 22, of Spring Hill; Dana Joseph Anderson, 19, of Hudson; and Donato Anthony Anderson, 22, of Hudson, all face auto burglary charges. The Andersons are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Old cell phones needed for seniors
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc. is seeking donations of old cell phones for the Senior Safety Phone Project. The agency collects, tests and charges the phones and distributes them to seniors in Pasco and Pinellas counties to use in emergencies. For a list of the donation and distribution sites, call toll-free 1-800-963-5337.
Barbara M. Feister, arrested last week and charged with stealing an 86-year-old woman's jewelry, was a caretaker — not a nurse as incorrectly described in a Saturday story.
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